I made some medibles that were way too strong when I first starting making them. I remember getting way too high, being very frightened and almost overwhelmed by the experience. I had the experience of getting way too high several times in my life, realizing that I just had to wait it out, that eventually I'd come down and everything would be alright.
Young children, who don't have the benefit of maturity, age and past experiences with knowing how to handle getting way too high of a dose for their tolerance level, would naturally think something very terrible was happening to them. Medibles, especially, can lead to bad experiences from way too high of a dose of thc.
Now if that would have happened to me when I was 12 years old, I would have thought I was dying. We have to stop being irresponsible by saying this story is propaganda, prohibition tactics etc. This was a real situation that happened to real kids. We have to be honest, admit that marijuana can be very, very strong and that consumption of it can lead to very bad experiences; especially to children. Hell I've seen adults freak out from getting too high and ask to go to the hospital. I've seen green outs where people start violently puking after 3 or 4 hits, then think they've been poisoned and want to go to the emergency room. It's real, it happens.
We don't want 12 year old kids to have access to hard liquor and we don't want young kids to have access to marijuana because the potency can easily overwhelm them. Let's be honest and acknowledge that marijuana CAN have very severe side effects and do the best we can to make sure young kids don't have access to it.
Let's also please stop this denial of the potential harm a very strong dose of thc can have for some people; especially the young. It's real, it can happen and all responsible marijuana users need to make sure young people don't have access to it.
This was real, it did happen and it did cause harm. Denying real experiences that happened to real people will only make the marijuana community look irresponsible. Let's be real and stop saying marijuana is harmless, it is not! When used irresponsibly, marijuana can cause harm. Let's be good stewards of the plant by being honest and responsible.
Keep your herb, your medibles, your concentrates etc. safely locked away from kids and for goodness sake don't give it to them or buy it for them. Unless you are the kind of person who would go buy a half gallon of Wild Turkey for a bunch 12 year olds who want to party; then go ahead and give them some strong medibles. Of course you aren't the kind of person who should have any association with young kids because you are an imbecile.
The older I get, the better I was.
I'd agree with you but then we'd both be wrong.